Tuesday 31 October @ 6.00pm | Arc Cinema| $16/13
2017 | CTC | 94 mins| Philippines | D: Ramona S. Diaz
Scenes from this astounding documentary will remain imprinted in your mind long after its viewing. Audiences are given remarkable access to the heart and bustle of the world’s busiest maternity ward in the Philippines. Set against a backdrop of poverty and Catholic fertility we witness a handful of mothers swept through the pragmatic systems of an overcrowded facility. Their most intimate moments surrounding childbirth are exposed and shared amidst the busy routine of the overcrowded ward - at times the mothers are required to literally share a bed. Humour, compassion and vulnerabilities are all laid bare by director Ramona S. Diaz in black and white cinéma vérité style reminiscent of Frederick Wiseman’s institution-focused documentaries.
MOTHERLAND - TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/229524232